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July’s Compra a Casa prize goes to a good cause

foto 2020 compra a casa estiuThe Formentera Department of Commerce reports that the July winner of the summer edition of Compra a Casa received his prize today, a €100 gift card he plans to regift to local NGO Formenterers Solidaris. Marco Carnevali has been a faithful user of his Compra a Casa card since 2016.

Hatched in an effort to promote local small business and reward shoppers for doing the same, the latest edition of Compra a Casa is backed not just by the Consell de Formentera but by the island’s small- and medium-sized business group, Pimef, as well. A typical feature of the winter calendar, in 2020 the initiative will take place in July, August and September with the same system and even bigger prizes. Compra a Casa cardholders who spend €20 or more at participating businesses will be entered in monthly drawings to win a gift card valued at €100 (twice the winter amount).

5 August 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Eba Marí Guaita’s “En paral·lel al cel” opens at Centre Gabrielet

cartell EN PARALLEL AL CElSacred geometry, starry skies and nocturnal seascapes . . . these are the inhabitants of Eba Marí Guaita’s universe, which the Valencia-born and Formentera-based artist channels in an exhibit due to take up residence tomorrow at Centre Antoni Tur ‘Gabrielet’ and set to stay until Saturday the 15th.

Through paintings in acrylic and resin, the artist reveals an inner world that is both hers alone and communal, and replete with symbolism. After a vernissage at 7.00pm on 6 August, En paral·lel al cel will be open to the public Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 6.00pm.

5 August 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Submissions accepted for Consell’s 2020 research grant, now worth €8,5k

foto antic moll de la savinaThe Formentera heritage office has launched a call for applications for the Consell’s research grant, recently subject to a €2,500 funding increase bringing the value of the award to €8,500 in 2020.

The terms of the call are already available on the BOIB regional gazette website, and interested researchers have until 11 September to submit applications. The initiative is designed to promote scientific research in the arts, humanities or social sciences on Formentera.

“Over the years submissions have taken on scale and importance in step with the grant itself, and a fresh funding impulse had become necessary”, confided department chief Raquel Guasch.

At the close of submissions, a review committee will be formed by several individuals to evaluate projects based on scientific interest, coherency, methodology and each researchers' professional experience.Research must be conducted within 12 months of the announcement of the recipient.

Last year prize money went to a project led by Antoni Ferrer Abárzuza, Doctor of History, Autonomous University of Barcelona, and titled “Remembering the rural farmer: Gathering oral accounts of traditional productive activity on Formentera (dry farming, vineyard production, livestock farming, etc)”.


4 August 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Abandoned cats

cartell som gatsThe Formentera government wishes to raise public raise awareness around the growing number of abandoned cats on the island. Recent weeks have come with numerous discoveries of litters of cats left in rubbish bins. The Consell de Formentera reminds islanders that it is illegal to abandon animals and pet owners who no longer want their animals can contact the Consell’s veterinary service. Fines for abandoning animals vary from €30 to €15,000.

For more information, call 971 32 10 87 (ext. 3164) or email veterinari@conselldeformentera.cat.

3 August 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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